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Awakening Human Consciousness and the Future of American Spirituality

  • Osher Auditorium - MECA 522 Congress Street Portland, ME, 04101 United States (map)

Professor Dana Sawyer, who has been working with the Esalen Institute (located in Big Sur, California) for many years, will discuss new directions in consciousness expansion and spiritual life, while also showing clips from a new film series about Esalen entitled "Supernature."  Come hear a fascinating update about the crucible where the movement for consciousness expansion began and where primary studies in alternative psychology and spirituality still continue. 

Dana Sawyer is professor emeritus of religion and philosophy at the Maine College of Art and a member of the advisory board for CHIME.  He has written a critically acclaimed biography of Aldous Huxley and the authorized biography of Huston Smith, the renowned scholar of world religions.  In addition, he has written articles for many journals and magazines, including "Tricycle: The Buddhist Review." "Parabola," and "Yoga Journal."  Sawyer is a lively and entertaining speaker who promises a memorable evening. 

$12 suggested donation; all proceeds will benefit ChIME. Register here!

Earlier Event: September 7
ChIME's 17th Annual Convocation
Later Event: October 5
Hinduism: with Dana Sawye